Board of Advisors

Some of the most distinguished leaders in industry, government, public interest organizations, and academia serve on the Institute’s Board of Advisors. These leaders and experts provide invaluable insight and advice on research opportunities, funding strategies, and outreach. ITS-Davis is grateful for their time, wisdom, and guidance.

Lisa Aultman-Hall

  • Professor and Chair of Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo

Alberto Ayala

  • Executive Director, Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District

Matthew J. Barth

  • Yeager Families Professor of Engineering; Director, Center for Environmental Research and Technology, University of California, Riverside

Chris Birdsall

  • Manager, Economics & Energy, Exxon Mobil Corporation

Marlon Boarnet

  • Professor, Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California
  • Director, METRANS Transportation Consortium

John Boesel

  • President and Chief Executive Officer, CALSTART

Jordan Choby

  • Group Vice President, powertrain for Toyota Motor North America, Research and Development

James Corless

  • Executive Director, Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG)

Jennifer Dill

  • Professor, Urban Studies and Planning, Portland State University

Sarah Dunham

  • Director – Office of Transportation and Air Quality, US Environmental Protection Agency

Robert Epstein

  • Co-Founder and President, Environmental Entrepreneurs

Cecilia V. Estolano

  • CEO, Better World Group

Manfred Grunert

  • Vice President, Government Affairs and Communications Americas

Roland Hwang

  • Program Director, Climate and Clean Energy Program, Heising-Simons Foundation

Izuru Kawahira

  • Vice President, Chief Representative of DC office, Executive Engineer; North American Subaru, Inc. (NASI)

Sarah Ladislaw

  • Managing Director, U.S. Program, RMI

Patricia (Patty) Monahan

  • Commissioner, California Energy Commission

Margo Oge

  • Former Director of the Office of Transportation and Air Quality(OTAQ), United States Environmental Protection Agency

Neil Pedersen

  • former Executive Director of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Michael Pimentel

  • Executive Director, California Transit Association

Chris Reed

  • Regional Senior Vice President, Research and Development, Nissan Technical Center North America

John Robb

  • President, Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc.

Brian D. Taylor

  • Professor of Urban Planning and Public Policy, Luskin School of Public Affairs, Director, Institute of Transportation Studies, UCLA

John C. Wall

  • Former Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, Cummins

Sean Waters

  • Vice President of Product Compliance and Regulatory Affairs, Daimler Trucks North America

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